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Secrets to success for professionals in the autism field : an insider's guide to understanding the autism spectrum, the environment, and your role

Author: Gunilla Gerland
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013.
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Writing with the insight of someone on the autism spectrum, but also as an experienced autism professional, Gunilla Gerland offers a fresh and original perspective on autism as well as a wealth of new tools and interventions to use in practice with children and adults.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gunilla Gerland
ISBN: 9781849053709 1849053707
OCLC Number: 829178162
Description: 384 pages : illustrations
Contents: Part 1. The professional role : interactions and reflections on professionalism. --
The framework and ideologies : a chapter on how it can be a constructive action to smash a window --
Same same but different : a chapter for everyone but especially for those who have previously worked in psychosocial treatment settings --
Just doing your job or being a true professional? A chapter with some thoughts about what professionalism could mean --
Remove the cake even if you don't think it's ready : common pitfalls for staff : a chapter on things you would rather avoid --
Part 2. Understanding the impairments : the symptoms we often see and what may cause them. --
'You never know if orange juice will taste like orange juice' : a chapter on sensory processing issues --
The man with two left feet : a chapter on motor skills --
One person may be of many ages : a chapter on the development perspective --
Say what you mean and mean what you say : a chapter on communication --
Living without a spare petrol can : a chapter on energy and stress --
I don't give a damn about the chores! A chapter on cognition --
The short and boring chapter : a chapter on definitions, incidence and other things you may want to know, but which are of little help to practice --
Part 3. The change process : an important element of the craftmanship. --
Can we make a deaf person hear better by setting limits? A chapter on punishment of 'violations' and consequences of actions --
CRAP : a chapter with thoughts on the use of confirmations or rewards, the idea of being affirmative, and why punishments do not work --
Diving lessons in the ocean : a chapter on how to make assessments and analyses --
An underwater guide : a chapter on common contributing factors in challenging behaviours --
The danger of focusing on the behaviour itself : a chapter about what could happen if you do not learn to dive --
Part 4. Practical intervention : the things you may need in your toolbox. --
The toolbox : an introduction to the tools --
Not having to learn to be the same as 'others' : a chapter on adjustments --
Inform more, and well! A chapter on how we can work with information as a tool --
Written, drawn and other visual aids : an important chapter on aid that too many get too little of! --
Talk and babble, and a little about how to play : a chapter on how to use conversation as a tool --
Can you be yourself when you do not know who you are? A chapter on working with self-knowledge and self-esteem --
Methods and approaches : a short chapter about some specific techniques that may be useful --
Tips, tricks and gadgets : a chapter on how some problems have been solved --
Finally : the last chapter --
But wait a minute? Wasn't the previous chapter the last chapter?
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